THE PHOENIX

In 2002, our beloved Morgan was destroyed in a major accident and fire.
Hubris, community good will of many people and luck lead to its  rebirth. The goal was to see if an ideal Plus 8 could be made. We succeeded more  than we thought possible!  I am often asked for details. This is an attempt to jog my own memory as much as be informative.

PERFORMANCE

POWER: 306 bhp  (228kw) @ 5350
TORQUE: 311 lb/ft  (421 nm)  @ 4275
DRY WEIGHT: 1873 lbs (855 kgs)
POWER-TO-WEIGHT;  356 bhp per metric tonne


                                                      FRAME & CHASSIS
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Galvanized traditional chassis
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Galvanized cross members
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Polished stainless valences/inner wings
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Polished stainless bulkhead and firewall
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Rear frame/axle impact plates
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NAS Reinforced impact doors and hinges
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Under scuttle rollbar

 
BODY & TUB
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
All alloy skinned
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Superform wings custom cut
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Wooden tub..(poly-urethaned)

WHEELS AND TRACK
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
All stainless polished 15 inch wire wheels
Front width  60",  Rear width  65" rear (5" difference in track)
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS three winged knock-off spinners
MICHELIN XTG -V class ultra performance tyres
LAND ROVER V8 4.8 LR V8 Stage III
RPI LAND ROVER V8 Engine Block and Heads hand polished
OMEGA LAND ROVER V8 Pistons
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Polished Stainless Air Filter Holder
PIPER 272 camshaft
REAL STEEL valve springs
REAL STEEL oil relief valve tadpole
TA PERFORANCE adjustable oil relief valve
MAGNECOR Ignition wires
MALLORY high output chrome coil
MALLORY Unilite distributor
OPTIMA racing battery
OPTIMA battery holder billet alloy

CHAMPAGNE
chromed valve covers
CHAMPAGNE
chromed throttles
K&N
low restriction air filter
JEGS
hi-output chrome alternator
J.E.
Duplex Timing chain
RPI
Chromed Plenum
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
polished stainless exhaust bolts
RPi
polished motor fittings
QUEBECOAT
Powder-coated silver sump
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless toolbox

FUELING

FSE
  Adjusted Rising Rate Fuel Pressure Regulator
JEGS
Chrome Fuel Pressure Gauge
AEROQUIP
Staineless Braided Teflon Racing Fuel Lines Throughout
AN
anodized threaded fuel fittings throughout
FUELSAFE
Custom designed ultra light alloy shelled, aircraft
membrane, foam-filled cell made to Morgan +8 specs
with AN fittings & enhanced capacity and range
FUELSAFE
Rollover flap fillers and rollover vent
FUELSAFE
In-tank fuel collector for race cornering
FUELSAFE
In-tank high capacity fuel pump
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
New 1984 twin chrome fillers & caps
SUPERFLARE
LAND ROVER V8 Intake Trumpets
BOSCH
Custom Matched Jaguar Injectors
BOSCH
 L-Jetronic Jaguar Airflow Meter

COOLING AND EXHAUST

MULFAB (aka Peter Mulberry)
Morgan alloy radiator
BMW
threaded rad fan switch
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless airscoop
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
SPAL 1875 CFM rad fan
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Branch Manifolds 1977-1986
PERFORMANCE COATINGS
Cerachrome of the Branch Manifolds
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless "big bore"exhaust pipes
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
1976 style polished stainless "flo-thru" silencers
JEGS
chrome exhaust clamps
MULFAB
2nd Generation Polished alloy overflow tank
COOLFLEX
Chromed flexible copper rad hose
MATTHIAS KAUFELT

Morgan Dash integrated rad fan bypass switch

GEARBOX & AXLE
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
R380s 5 speed gearbox
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Alloy gearbox cover
RPI
 Performance clutch
APPLE HYDRAULICS
stainless steek sleeved MORGAN clutch slave
AEROQUIP
Braided  stainless clutch hose
BTR
Plus 8 Axle @ 3.45 ratio



STEERING
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Rack and Pinion 3.0 turns to lock

BRAKES
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4 Pot calipers front
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Vacuum brake assist front
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Self-adjusting drum brakes rear
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Alloy propshaft tunnel
PORTERFIELD
carbon kevlar MORGAN brake pads
AEROQUIP
stainless brake hoses front & rear
DATSUN
ALFIN alloy finned Z-drums rear

SUSPENSION

LORNE GOLDMAN  Tempered MORGAN Hardchromed Kingpins
RUTHERFORD AVO adjustable MORGAN gas front shocks
RUTHERFORD AVO adjustable MORGAN gas rear shocks
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Polyethulene Bushes
MULBERRY FABRICATIONS MORGAN Anti-tramp bars
 


 

WEATHER GEAR

MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Mohair tonneau and cover
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Polished stainless frame
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS Polished stainless sidescreen arms and bracketry


EXTERIOR

MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Polished stainless luggage rack
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Polished stainless bumpers
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UK-configuration front & rear bumpers
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Telescopic side mirrors
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2-tone metallic paint
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Polished stainless bonnet latches
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Polished stainless wiper arms
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless rear bumper brackets
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless windscreen brackets
AUDREY GOLDMAN 
Bonnet Belt
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless traditional screws throughout
GARDNER WESTCOTT
Chromed bolts, nuts and washers
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS 
Polished stainless bonnet holders
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless bonnet belt fittings
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless bonnet stay kit
JOVITE MACHINING 
Polished stainless petrol tank cover plate
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY

No side lights, no side reflectors, no door handles

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Polished ss rear brake plinths
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Polished ss rear indicator light plinths
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS MORGAN Polished stainless front indicate plinths
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS MORGAN Polished stainless rear reflectors
MARCHAL
New vintage 1984 MORGAN "Cat's head" fog lamps
WELSH ENTERPRISES
XK-120 Tripod halogen headlamps
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY Twin reverse lights


INTERIOR
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
All leather interior
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Reclining Seats
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NAS leather door pockets
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1/2 inch foam on gearbox cover
ROBERT PAQUETTE
Reshaped MORGAN headrests
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Custom dash
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Custom made solid burl steering wheel
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
     Matching burl door cappings

MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Chrome toggle switches
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Jaguar e-type headlight switch
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Dash integrated MORGAN rad fan bypass switch
MATTHIAS KAUFELT
Dash integrated map light
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Smith Classic Cream Gauges, Tach, Speedo, Clock
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Burl Radio Console
VISTEON
CD-6  player/changer/radio/Lorans
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished MORGAN ss steering centre cap
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished MORGAN ss demister vents
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
 Chromed MORGAN interior door handle covers
MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
walnut gear LAND ROVER Rover 5 speed shift knob
INFINITY KAPPA
speakers
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished MORGAN stainless door sills
HEART OF ENGLAND MORGANS
Polished stainless MORGAN Plus 8 crossmember covers
THE INTERNATIONAL MORGAN COMMUNITY
Custom carved and cast 24 carat gold Phoenix wheel boss plaque
 


 

DESIGN, SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE

John H. Sheally II
Mark Aston
Lorne Goldman
John Worrall
Bill Fink
Martin & Steve Beer

Mark Evans
The MMC Spares Department
Mark Baldwin
Rick Bourne
Rob Wells
Chris Crane
George Dow
Achim Gloger
Ed Herman
Jack & Lorna Flynn
Lance Lipscomb
Tony McLaughlin
Audrey Morris Goldman
The wonderful gang at the eMog Pub & Grille

 
ASSEMBLY

THE STAFF OF THE MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
BILL BECK
LORNE GOLDMAN
AUDREY MORRIS GOLDMAN
MICHEL BOULET
PADRAIC GARRETY
 


INDEX

Yes, that is REALLY the sound of the Phoenix !